• Hyeri Choi, violin

    Hyeri Choi, violin

    Dr. Hyeri Choi is Assistant Professor of Violin at Idaho State University, where she coordinates the string program, teaches violin, viola, and related academic courses, and directs the string division of the ISU Summer Institute for Piano and Strings. She holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Masters of Music on Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music.

    Choi is a passionate orchestra, solo, and chamber musician. As an orchestral musician, she has been appointed as Concertmaster at the Idaho-Civic Symphony since 2016. She served as a guest concertmaster of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra in 2016, assistant concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes in 2012-16, and principal second violin of the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in Korea. As a soloist, Hyeri made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall as the First Prize Winner of 2014 American Protégé International Strings and Piano Competition. During Eastman years, she gave a solo recital in the Musicales Concert Series at George Eastman House in 2012. As a chamber player, Dr. Choi is a violinist of Monarch Piano Trio at ISU, a member of the Duo “Raon”, and the Piano Trio “Dante Deo”, which was created by Eastman Alumni. She was invited to perform at 2017 and 2019 Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) Summer Season Preview Concert, and also invited as a full scholarship fellow of the 1st and 2nd New Mexico Chamber Music Festival in Albuquerque. Hyeri had also internationally participated in the various summer festivals with full scholarships: Kirishima International Music Festival (Japan), Music Alp Festival (France), and the Music Academy of the West (USA) with renowned artists.

    Dr. Choi was on the faculty of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division in New Jersey. During the summer, she serves as an assistant concertmaster at the Mostarts Festival in Alfred, NY, and she is on the faculty at Montecito International Music Festival in Riverside, CA. Her primary teachers include Mikhail Kopelman (USA), Hamao Fujiwara (Japan), and Jae-Kwang Song (Korea).